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Producers can go beyond subcontracting by taking initiative. Two involved with Milwaukee's new convention center are doing their own partnering. Producers of precast/prestressed and ready mixed concrete for Milwaukee's $170 million Wisconsin Center are taking the project's partnering workshops a step further on their own. Geoff Hurtado, original president of the Wisconsin Center District board, decided the project's fast-track schedule and unique design warranted partnering meetings for the selected participants. One subcontractor is J.W. Peters' Burlington, Wis., plant, supplying precast, prestressed pieces. KEYWORDS: partnering